Happy Easter! Hope everyone had a great spring break! Tomorrow kicks off our Texas Roadhouse bread fundraiser. I will be delivering order forms to U9, U13 and U15 Monday, and U11 on Tuesday at practices. The price is $4 per dozen for rolls and $2 for an 8 oz. butter. JLC will earn 50% of proceeds. I will be collecting order forms on April 30th and at that time will give you vouchers for what you have sold. These vouchers will be handed out to your customers and they will then pick up their orders on Monday May 12th which is also a fundraiser night at Texas Roadhouse. We will be given 10% of proceeds from any of our customers choosing to eat in that night from 4-8 p.m. In addition the club will pay for a pizza party to the highest selling team!! Any high school parents that wish to order please contact a youth player, coach or myself.
Also, Anne Haney, Sarah Kelley, Kristin Hesselbacher and myself will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets at all home games. This will be a cumulative raffle and the winner will be announced at the end of season banquet. No need to be present to win.
Last but not least, save the date Tuesday July 15th for our Kutter bike night.
Next week we will be starting to take team and individual photos. This will occur at the start of practice, so please be ready in uniform and gear before the start time. Please have both jerseys with you. We will start with blue teams, then do white teams. Photos will be taken by Lori Lindau from Lori's Lens and fliers will be given that day for ordering prints.
The schedule is as follows:
High School Mon 4/21 at 4:00 at Optimist Park (Varsity, JV Blue, then JV White)
U9 and U13 Wed 4/23 at 4:30 at Jefferson School
U11 Thurs 4/24 at 4:30 at Jefferson School
U15 Mon 4/28 at 5:00 at Bond Park
Notes for Coaches:
1) Remind boys to have their game gear /uniforms on and ready to go (in order that we don't cut into their practice time too much).
2) Be actively involved in seeing that the boys are dressed and ready to be photographed at the start of practice.
3) I will take a team photo, a coaches photo, and individual photos of coaches and players (likely in that order).
4) I will have a flier for coaches to pass out after practice for ordering prints.
Thank-you, and please email or call with questions. 608-201-9191
It was is with deep sadness that the Janesville Lacrosse Club would like to announce the passing of Al Draeger age 74. Mr. Draeger was one of the earliest supports of the Janesville Lacrosse Club. As a lifetime member of the Janesville Optimists Club, Al was a huge advocate of youth sports and played a key role in finding our Club a home at Optimist Park. We will all miss seeing Al down at the fields. Please keep the Draeger family in your thoughts and prayers.
Only 25 days left to support the club, just click on the following link and start shopping. Don't forget to share this page with friends and family. JLC will get 20% of proceeds now through May 1st. https://schwans.flipgive.com/c/6889
What was a long off season of uncertainty for the Janesville Lacrosse Club has culminated in an exciting announcement. The Janesville Lacrosse Club is proud to announce that Kevin Bice has accepted the Boys’ High School Head Coach position.
Coach Bice’s lacrosse origins mirror those of the state. He was a member of the first organized high school team in Wisconsin (Verona ’01), and competed in the first three State Championships (’03, ’04, ’05). After high school, he pursued NCAA lacrosse at Goucher College before transferring to the University of Minnesota.
At the University of Minnesota, Coach Bice was a four-time 1st Team All-Conference selection at attack including being named a MCLA All-American in 2008. He graduated as the Gophers’ all-time leading scorer. His playing career most recently saw him playing Minor League Professional box lacrosse for the Milwaukee Marauders.
Coach Bice’s coaching career began in 2007 with Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. He’s coached at the collegiate level (Minnesota ’10, Wisconsin ’11-’12) in addition to spending the past three seasons with Verona High School where he coached in two State Championship games.
Kevin is one of the best young coaching minds in the State. He should help take the Janesville program to the next level. Please join the JLC in welcoming Kevin to Janesville.
New for 2014
The Janesville Lacrosse Club will begin to organize youth teams by age and "not" grade starting with the 2014 season. Janesville’s change will follow off-season decisions by the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation and Madison Area Lacrosse Association to adopt US Lacrosse recommended age based guidelines.
The US Lacrosse age based youth guidelines were developed in 2013. Their main purpose is to provide a safer playing environment by keeping youth players (ages 7-15) grouped on teams that strive to limit the maximum age difference between players in a youth game to no more than twenty-four (24) months. US Lacrosse uses August 31 (preceding the season) as the cut-off date when deterring age. Example: To be eligible for a U15 (under 15) team in 2014, a player must be 14 years or younger on August 31, 2013.
This change will have implications at all levels of our program. The most significant change will impact high school freshman. Any freshman born on or after September 1, 1998 will be required to register and participate with the JLC youth program on the U15 team. All other high school age players born on or before August 31, 1998 will register with the high school team.
Below is a list of the high school (grade based) and Youth (age based) requirements for the 2014 season.
High School Grades 10 through 12 (exception 9th graders born on or before 8/31/1998)
Youth U15 Born 9/1/1998 through 8/31/2000 Youth U13 Born 9/1/2000 through 8/31/2002 Youth U11 Born 9/1/2002 through 8/31/2004 Youth U9 Born 9/1/2004 through 8/31/2006
For more clarification on the new age based guidelines, please visit the US Lacrosse website.